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(dated) To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
(intransitive, archaic) To undulate or ripple.
Middle English curly from Old English from Latin crispus sker-2 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English crisp (“curly”), from Old English crisp (“curly”), from Latin crispus (“curly”)
She swallowed down a crisp reply.
The morning air was crisp and cool.
The crisp morning air wasn't necessary for the purpose of waking her up.
He turned a few of the crisp pages carefully.
Her voice was as crisp as the morning air and twice as sharp.
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